Enugu state’s government has designated Wednesday, February 23, 2022, as a work-free day. Local governments council elections are expected to take place on the day.
Markets and offices will be closed, and movement of people and vehicles will be restricted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for those performing essential duties.
The Enugu State government’s statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Steve Oruruo reads:
“The Enugu State Government (ENSG) wishes to notify the public that Local Government elections will hold on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, across the state.
“Consequently, the Government has declared a statewide work free day on Wednesday, February 23, from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. to allow the people exercise their constitutional suffrage.
“During this period, markets and offices shall be closed and movement of persons and vehicles restricted, except for those on essential duties.
“All residents legally qualified to vote are therefore encouraged to go to the polls and cast their ballots.